“Anything You Want”
Have you ever been given an open door to be a part of an opportunity? How did it make you feel?
Last week, I brought some Allendale guys to a football camp at Furman University. My old position coach (Bruce Fowler) is now the head coach there. When I asked him if I could watch the practices so I can learn, he told me, “Joey, you can do anything you want.”
At the first practice, I noticed that one drill had two coaches, but three groups of players. I asked one of the coaches if I could help, and he said, “That would be great. Please do.”
Later that week I made an impromptu visit to the Frazee Center to see the start of their summer camp. I apologized to the director for not giving advance notice and just barging in. He replied, “Come by anytime. We might put you to work.”
At most of the schools in Allendale, I have asked the principals if I could regularly come in and have lunch with students. The usual answer I get is, “Come in anytime you want, Coach.”
At the prison where I have been serving, I am able to walk around to different buildings unescorted. I was hesitant at first, but now I don’t give it much thought as I walk across “the yard” and talk to residents.
I believe I have been given these opportunities for the purposes of God and by the graciousness of others. But having so many opportunities to do ministry gives me this nagging question:
Am I making the most of all these opportunities? After all, God will hold me accountable for the resources and opportunities that He has blessed me with.
And He’ll do the same for you. So ask yourself, “Am I making the most of the opportunities that God has given me?”
“The possession of great power necessarily implies great responsibility.” Voltaire
“Everyone to whom much was given, of him much will be required, and from him to whom they entrusted much, they will demand the more.” Luke 12:48